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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated   February 13 2016
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.036 billion (1036 million)
Mobiles  1010 million 
Landlines: 26 million 
Total no. of PCs: 110 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  121 million
(wired: 16 million;   wireless : 105 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  India  Internet usage (IAMAI study Nov 2015)
UN Broadband Commission's STATE OF BROADBAND  report  2015 ( Sep. 2015)
 
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India & SAARC numbers
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Mobile Internet in India  IAMAI  study  July 2015
E-commerce is Indias new sun-rise industry; set to reach USD 16 billion this year: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study
Ericsson  Study: Indian Mobile Broadband landscape ( May 2015)

Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market

 

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